Tatamagouche ER closed this weekend

Hospital emergency department

The province says the emergency department at the Lillian Fraser Memorial Hospital in Tatamagouche will be closed during the day this long weekend.

A release says the ER will be closed Saturday, Sunday and Monday from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

The Health Authority says patients with emergencies will be redirected to the Colchester East Hants Health Centre or the most appropriate emergency department for care during the closure.

Overnight coverage provided by the paramedic, registered nurse and oversight physician team will continue as usual.

The province says the daytime closure is due to a lack of physician coverage.

In Cumberland County, the emergency department at All Saints Springhill is also closed today from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. due to a shortage of physicians.